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California Vegetables
California Vegetables
Annual and perennial plants grown as vegetables, for California gardens.
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California Flowering Perennials
California Flowering Perennials
Flowering plants that live for two or more years and are grown primarily for blooms and beauty, for California gardens.
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California Fruit Trees, Citrus
California Fruit Trees, Citrus
Trees and shrubs in the genus Citrus and closely related genera that produce edible fruit, for California gardens.
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California Herbs and Spices
California Herbs and Spices
Edible or useful annual and perennial plants, for California gardens. Plants are generally considered "herbs" when the leaves or green parts are used for flavoring or other purposes. "Spices" are derived from other parts of plants, such as seeds, fruits, roots, and bark.
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Growing Fall Decorations: Pumpkin On a Stick Ornamental Eggplant
Growing Fall Decorations: Pumpkin On a Stick Ornamental Eggplant

GardenZeus earns commissions on sales made through links in this article. There is no additional cost to you. It is not yet summer, but gardeners who want to grow their own fall decorations should plan now. Pumpkin on a Stick Ornamental Eggplant is an heirloom plant with flat, ribbed orange to red fruits that look […]

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Heirloom Pumpkin Varieties: Recommendations and Timing
Heirloom Pumpkin Varieties: Recommendations and Timing

GardenZeus earns commissions on sales made through links in this article. There is no additional cost to you. Growing your own pumpkins allows you to enjoy many interesting, unusual, novelty, and delicious varieties that may be difficult or impossible to find in supermarkets or even farmers markets.  Heirloom varieties are ideal as ornamentals or pumpkins for […]

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Maintaining Citrus Trees in the Spring: 6 Tips
Maintaining Citrus Trees in the Spring: 6 Tips

Tips for maintaining citrus trees in the spring can be difficult to simplify, as many but by no means all citrus trees produce mature fruit during the winter. For example, Washington Navel oranges typically mature in mid to late winter in much of Southern California, but Valencia oranges mature later, from spring through summer depending […]

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Planting Citrus Trees: Proper Planting and Long-Term Health
Planting Citrus Trees: Proper Planting and Long-Term Health

Spring, after all possibility of frost has past and before the heat of the summer, is an ideal time to plant citrus trees. Proper planting of fruit trees is critical to their long-term health and productivity; many issues that plague trees over years may be avoided by selecting a healthy young tree that isn’t rootbound, […]

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Aphids: Minimize Populations Using Organic Controls
Aphids: Minimize Populations Using Organic Controls

GardenZeus earns commissions on sales made through links in this article. There is no additional cost to you. Aphids are soft-bodied sucking insects that feed by sucking the sap of host plants, damaging plant leaves and soft stems. They may even limit plants’ ability to transport nutrients through damaged plant tissue. Aphids feed on an […]

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